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Amex Bank of Canada
Amex Canada employees celebrate the launch of a new American Express product  

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Amex Bank of Canada was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2019):

  • Amex Canada helps employees save for the future with a defined contribution pension plan and matching RSP contributions -- and rewards employees who have completed 30 years of service with a retirement trip, covering the costs of a vacation of their choosing to a maximum of $5,000
  • Amex Canada celebrates exceptional performance and achievement through a number of initiatives including an internal Reward Blue recognition program (with a redeemable points rewards system), the Hall of Fame Award, the President's Award and the Edward P. Gilligan Award for Innovation
  • Amex Canada supports employees who are new mothers with maternity leave top-up payments, to 100% of salary for up to 12 weeks (extended from 6 weeks previously) -- and offers the convenience of onsite daycare when employees are ready to return to work
Amex Canada employees volunteering their time to wrap holiday gifts for The Children's Breakfast Club  

Highlights

Industry Credit card issuing
Publicly traded yes
Parent company American Express
Parent company head office New York, NY, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,555
Part-time employees in Canada 37
Average age of employees in Canada 43 years
Longest serving employee 44 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension, matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 70% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Amex Bank of Canada was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2019):

  • Amex Canada launched a "Women at Amex" strategy to support the development and advancement of female employees -- impressively, women currently represent 57 per cent of senior leadership roles and 52 per cent of the company's board of directors
  • The company recently hosted a Women at American Express Canada Summit to discuss female ambition, progress to achieving gender balance in corporate Canada, and gaps that need to be addressed
  • In recognition of World Mental Health Day, Amex Canada's employee networks collaborated to provide related resources and education, including a Healthy Minds webinar, in-person and WebEx workshops on exercise and nutrition, a mindfulness exercise, and presentations from external guest speakers
Momar Sourang, Bilingual Credit Team Leader at Amex Canada  
"Being a leader of the Black Employee Network at Amex Canada, I've witnessed firsthand the significant impact our commitment to a structural diversity and inclusion strategy has had on the organization. As our grassroots, employee-driven community of sixteen colleague networks continues to expand, we empower employees to strengthen relationships across networks while broadening their knowledge of the business." Momar S., Bilingual Credit Team Leader

Highlights

Industry Credit card issuing
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,555
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Chief Diversity Officer
Formal commitment maintains a global diversity and inclusion team
Employee resource groups 10 active employee network chapters, including Women's Interest Network, Women in Technology, HOLA (Hispanic origin and Latin American employees), ANA (Asian employees), PRIDE, SALT (Christian employees), Millennial Network, BlueEN Virtual Employee Network and ENHANCED Families at Amex, 41 per cent of the company's employee base participates in an employee network
Diversity training and awareness diversity recruitment guidelines, resources on generational intelligence, inclusive leaders self-assessment
Diversity highlights organizes events to recognize important dates such as the International Day of Pink, Black History Month, Pride Month and International Women's Day
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Women's Executive Network (collaborated to create a mentorship guide for women), Forward Together (sponsored the Women's Conference), Women of Influence (created a video series on female leadership and the value of mentorship and sponsorship), Judy Project (participant)

The Career Directory

Amex Bank of Canada has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Members of Amex Canada's Millennial Network at their 'De-stress with Dogs' event

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Credit card issuing
Full-time employees in Canada 1,001 to 2,500
Parent company American Express
Parent company head office New York, NY, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Student opportunities paid internships, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Account Management, Credit Analyst, Pricing Analyst, Project Analyst, Travel Consultant, Sales Representative, Marketing Analyst, Marketing Manager, Engineer, Developer, Architect
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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